Open Eye, Open Heart. Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Open Eye, Open Heart
Open Eye, Open Heart
Open Eye, Open Heart

Open Eye, Open Heart

New York, NY: New Directions Publishing, 1973. Advance Review Copy / Association Copy. Hardcover. In this 1973 collection of poems, Ferlinghetti proffered forth four distinctly different types of poetry, four alternative views on the development and execution of his creative conscience. The title section contains a mix of reflective sentimentality and picturesque snapshots of people and life that are quintessentially Ferlinghetti. Section two, "Poems in Transit," is a collection of travel poems written in place-specific locations that offer great insight into his poetic impetus. The third section, "Public and Political Poems," crosses familiar ground for Ferlinghetti--the veneration of emboldened, heroic dissent and a Whitmanesque exaltation of proletarian life. The closing section, "American Mantra & Songs," expands upon Ferlinghetti's own accepted inheritance of the Whitiminian dream and where he chose to take it. This is an Advance Review Copy that once belonged to author and Charles Bukowski memoirist Gerald Locklin, and contains Locklin's hand-written ink commentary on blank first endpaper, first title page; and with his marginalia on a few pages of text. Also contained within the book is the publisher's review slip, along with a quality black & white promotional photograph that is the same as the cover of the book. An outstanding Ferlinghetti rarity with important association. Book in fine condition with only very light wear to edges and corners of covers and spine; moderate rubbing, browning, and foxing to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior very fine except for light browning, esp. at thin edges of page leaves; hand-written commentary and marginalia noted above (made up for by its significance). Dust jacket in fair condition, with moderate rubbing and browning to front, back covers and spine; light fraying/chipping from shelf-wear, two bump-creases that have been subsequently flattened on the lower left front cover; nicks throughout the back cover and the marks of waterstains (as if the book had been placed on a lightly wet surface). Photograph in good condition with small dampstain at upper left margin outside of image; small creases esp. at upper edge and lower left edge. Review slip in very fine condition with publisher's penciled notation; very light browning of edges and a few short, faint creases. Fine / Good. [Item #2537]

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